WASHINGTON (AP) The pastor in the Episcopal parish known as "the community center of the presidents" give the actual benediction with President Barack Obama's inauguration.
The Rev. Luis Leon associated with St. John's Church has been decided on with the honor. He replaces Atlanta megachurch pastor Louie Giglio, which withdrew from the formal procedure yesterday soon after some sort of sermon he bought issue came up whereby he ruined gay relationships.
A Presidential Inaugural Committee spokeswoman, Addie Whisenant, had explained the fact that person selected to present the prayer would certainly reflect that administration's beliefs. The Episcopal Church blesses same-sex relationships in addition to elects bishops which reside overtly by using same-gender partners.
Every leader seeing that James Madison, like Obama, includes joined a service at St. John's Church, which appears across coming from your White House on Lafayette Square. Leon can be a indigenous of Cuba who seem to came for the United States at age 12. He delivered hopes on the 2004 inauguration involving President George W. Bush.
The presidential inaugural shall be kept Monday.